The process of choosing weighing transducer


      The process of choosing a weighing transducer

      Choosing which weighing transducer to use is a multi-step process involving multiple factors. Of course, the measurement range, accuracy, linearity, hysteresis, and repeatability of weighing transducers are important, but there are other key variables to keep in mind customers do not always consider these variables, these variables may mean successful results and Disappointing the difference in performance.

      Load characteristics

      The nature of the load and its interaction with the weighing transducer helps determine the type of load cell to be used. Here are some questions our experts will ask:

      What type of load is being measured-bending, compression, tension, or shear?

      What type of mechanical connection is required?

      Is the loading condition centered or non-centered?

      Is the load static (constant), dynamic (occurring in seconds or milliseconds), or shock (sudden acceleration and stopping)?

      These issues are important because we can recommend solutions to mitigate the impact of certain types of loads. For example, a 5-pound bowling ball placed lightly on a scale is a static load and it will not overwhelm the load cell structure. However, the same ball falling from a height of three feet can generate more than 1,000 pounds of force. This is a dynamic load, which can damage a weighing transducer that is not designed to withstand such a large force.

      For the customer's dynamic load, we will use different load cell structure designs and use compression load cells like F1224 to reduce the impact within the physically possible range.

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